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President John Tyler, IV

Birth03/29/1790
 
Educ.1807
 
College Of William And Mary
Occup1816-1821
 
Flag of Virginia
Occup1825-1827
 
Flag of Virginia
Occup1827-1836
 
Flag of Virginia
Org.1829
 
Org.1834-1836
Election1836
 
USA Presidential Election
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Election1840
 
USA Presidential Election
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Occup1841-1841
 
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Occup1841-1845
 
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History28 Feb 1844
 
USS Princeton Explosion
Present
American History
Org.1861
 
Death01/18/1862
 
Cause: stroke
Grave
 
Aged: 71.8 years
He was the only U.S. president to join the Confederacy. He was vice-president under William Henry Harrison, serving March-April 1841. He became president upon Harrison's death. 10th President of the United States. He became president following the death of William Henry Harrison. He did not run for election at the end of the term.
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First Lady Letitia Christian

Birth11/12/1790
 
Occup1841-1842
 
USA First Lady
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Death09/10/1842
 
Cause: stroke
Grave
 
Aged: 51.8 years

Letitia was the daughter of a Virginia Planter. She was an invalid when Tyler became president and made only one public appearance at her daughter, Elizabeth's marriage in 1842. She died in the White House. (Sherwood Forrest.org/Genealogy.html)

Letitia Christian was raised on a Virginia plantation, where her main duty was supervising the slaves. She had no formal education, and was by most accounts devoutly religious. She was engaged to John Tyler, the son of Virginia's Governor, for five years, and he once told his friends he had first kissed her -- on the hand -- a few weeks before they were married.

After giving birth to eight children over the following decades, she suffered a stroke at the age of 49, which left her unable to walk. When... Read More

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1+

Mary 

15 APR 181517 JUN 1847  VA, Charles City Co Henry Lightfoot Jones 
2+

Robert 

9 SEP 18163 DEC 1877  VA, New Kent Co Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper 
3+

John 

27 APR 181926 JAN 1896  VA, Charles City Co Martha Rochelle 
4

Letitia 

11 MAY 182128 DEC 1907  VA, Charles City Co James Alexander Semple 
5+

Elizabeth 

11 JUL 18231 JUN 1850  VA William Nevison Waller 
6+

Alice 

23 MAR 18278 JUN 1854  VA, Charles City Co Henry Mandeville Denison 
7+

Tazewell 

6 DEC 18308 JAN 1874  VA, Tazewell Co Nannie Bridges 
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  • Tombstone
  • Sioux City Statue
  • Postage Stamp
  • Harrison-Tyler Campaign
  • William and Mary
  • The White House, DC
  • The White House
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  2. Findagrave John Tyler
  3. Website:
    Source from: Cameron Ott
  4. Website: Hardin Clay Roots;
  1. Wikipedia
  2. Findagrave Letitia Christian Tyler
  3. Website: Wikipedia;
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
  4. Website: Hardin Clay Roots;
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